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Nick Holland

26 May 2020

Costa Rica

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Old ships, powered by the wind, are being refurbished to sail small amounts of cargo around the world. While there are only a few hundred still in use, newer ships and sails are being designed and built with new techn...

Grady Newsource

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Victoria Swyers

4 May 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Terrapin Beer Co. is powering their brewery with solar power, approximately 30 percent of the business’ total energy. The brewery partnered with Cherry Street Energy, a third-party solar ownership company, which allow...

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Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

9 March 2020

Kearns, Utah, United States

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To reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change and air pollution, Habitat for Humanity Salt Lake Valley is building airtight homes that will also reduce energy costs and be affordable for people ...

High Country News

Carl Segerstrom

9 January 2020

Spokane, Washington, United States

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Private bus companies are beginning to offer an alternative method of transportation in the American West. As younger travelers seek to reduce their carbon footprint, companies like Flixbus are stepping in where rail ...

Grist

Maria Gallucci

7 January 2020

Yap, Micronesia

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Canoes have long been used to navigate the seas, but navigators in the state of Yap in Micronesia are making modifications to the practice to make it more efficient and climate-thinking forward. The canoes, which run ...

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Madeline Shepard

6 January 2020

Athens, Georgia, United States

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The town of Athens, Georgia has committed to a 100% renewable energy pledge. Both the local government and local businesses are working towards it by implementing sustainable practices such as solar panels and wastewa...

High Country News

Nick Bowlin

13 December 2019

Delta, Colorado, United States

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As the number of mining jobs in Colorado has decreased, solar power holds the promise of future employment opportunities, as exemplified by an educational program at Delta High School. The class “Solar Energy Training...

Bangor Daily News

Bill Trotter

10 December 2019

Maine, United States

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Landfills can offer prime real estate for solar potential due to the lack of trees and access to direct sunlight, and Maine is taking advantage of this. Seen as a sustainable renewable energy project, this is just one...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Mitch Anderson

7 December 2019

Humboldt County, California, United States

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The Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe in California installed its own small-scale electrical supply grid using solar panels and Tesla batteries to make their community more resilient to energy disruptions and lower carbon dio...

The Guardian

Jessica Murray

29 November 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

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Biochar is a form of charcoal that is proving to be quite useful in terms of renewable energy and combatting the climate crisis. From trapping carbon and methane emissions to playing a role in heating homes and feedin...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sophie Knight

18 November 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To address the harm - both to human psychology as well as natural ecosystems - of artificial light, The Netherlands calls on its citizens to turn their lights off and feel the effects of a natural darkness. The awaren...

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Dillon Thomas

14 November 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Auraria Campus in Denver installed more than 2,100 solar panels on their school’s library, which will save students money and be more sustainable. The campus teamed up with Namaste Solar to build the $1 million solar ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

23 October 2019

Gardner, Massachusetts, United States

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Pennsylvania law is preventing a Philadelphia neighborhood from converting an empty lot into a solar farm, but community members are working to fight against this by citing neighboring states that are seeing positive ...

Energy News Network

Kari Lydersen

15 October 2019

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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After the homeowners association denied his request to install solar panels on his roof due to their aesthetic, Indianapolis-resident Joey Myles used SolarSkin to disguise the panels to look like asphalt shingles. The...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Brianna Baker

15 October 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Philadelphia Zoo has created an in-house, vertical garden – housed in a shipping container provided by the nonprofit, CropBox – to grow food for the animals. So far, it has shown to be a more sustainable way of fe...

NPR

Dan Charles

4 October 2019

State College, Pennsylvania, United States

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Enrolling administrators and financial planners in sustainable projects takes proving that investments pay for themselves. With the help of pressure from students and faculty, Penn State Universities administrators ha...

The Narwhal

Sharon J. Riley

2 October 2019

Alberta, Canada

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Alberta, Canada is a place that historically has had a close relationship with oil and gas. But as renewable energy surges into the market, these industries become more and more precarious. This article talks to a ran...

Quartz

Akshat Rathi

19 September 2019

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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To reduce carbon usage in electric grids, companies around the world have turned to new technologies that store wind energy that can be converted to electricity. One such company called Hydrostor, based in Ontario, Ca...

The Connecticut Mirror

Jan Ellen Spiegel

19 September 2019

South Windsor, Connecticut, United States

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The town of South Windsor, Connecticut, is committed to reducing energy use and costs by going all-in on solar power. By incorporating solar into five of the town's schools, South Windsor will save an estimated $100,0...

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Christine Ro

17 September 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Climate Perks is a program that encourages employees to avoid air travel and choose lower carbon-options for their personal travel. It is part of a trend of initiatives from businesses that incentivize slower travel a...

Energy News Network

Elizabeth McGowan

16 September 2019

Yogaville, Virginia, United States

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Horse stables in Yogaville – a spiritual center in Virginia – were overheating in the summer months but have found relief through the implementation of solar panels. By installing the panels on the roof of the stables...

Changing Florida

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Toni Gualandri

Fall 2019

Matlacha, Florida, United States

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Tiny homes are not only a fraction of the size of the average American house, they also cost a fraction of the price. Smaller homes cut down on construction materials and waste and lead to a more sustainable lifestyle...

The Salt Lake Tribune

Heather May

26 August 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Across Salt Lake City, Utah, housing developers are building more net zero energy homes. Facing air quality issues, the state has yet to set more energy efficient codes for new homes, which means the kind of homes bei...

Native Science Report

Katie Scarlett Brandt

16 August 2019

North Dakota, United States

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Tribal colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota are shifting to renewable energy practices as a means of lessening their energy footprint. According to the facilities manager at North Dakota's Turtle Mountain Community ...

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